A Moray motorcyclist has died following a crash in the Northern Isles.
David Underwood, from Elgin, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the B9057 Dounby road at Sandwick on Orkney.
Police say no other vehicles were involved in the incident, which happened shortly before noon on Saturday.
Officers closed the road for about 12 hours in order for investigations to be carried out to establish the cause.
The 44-year-old biker was riding his green Kawasaki motorcycle at the time of the crash.
Yesterday tributes to the motorcyclist, who used to live in Muir of Ord and was known as Fish to his friends, were posted on social media.
Mr Underwood was described by those who knew him as a “gentlemen” and an “absolute gem”.
One said: “Nicest guy you will ever meet. Ride on and fly high.”
Another said: “Davie was one of the nicest guys about. Gone far too soon. Fish, your smile and banter will be greatly missed.”
Yesterday police encouraged witnesses who saw Mr Underwood in the minutes leading up to the crash to come forward.
Sgt Angus Murray said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the gentleman involved at this sad time.
“Our inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would ask anyone who may have information or who saw a green Kawasaki motorcycle being ridden in the Sandwick area at the time of the collision to call us.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101.